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Bernard Joseph Shea, Jr

  • Birth 31 Jul 1921 New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 20 Dec 1973 Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial West Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Memorial ID 39650432

Son of Bernard J. Shea and Helen Lawlor Shea, brother of Helen Marie Shea, John Lawlor Shea, Jane Therese Shea, all of whom predeceased him and are buried with him at St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven.
Beloved husband, father son and brother, Bernie was orphaned at age 5 and later volunteered to serve his country in World War II. He served with the 7th Armored Division U.S. Army in France, Scotland , Belgium, Germany, England & Holland and was one of the first troops into Paris after the Liberation from the Nazis.
Bernie was a conscientious family man who spent more than 22 years as a Life Underwriter for John Hancock Insurance. He also served as a member of the Insurance Workers International Union and as President of the local Union at the time of his death.
He was married to Constance E. O'Loughlin (Shea) on September 13, 1947 and predeceased by a daughter, Bernadette (June 13, 1948-June 15, 1948.) : In addtion to Bernadette, he had 3 daughters, Bernadette's twin,Patricia Marie, Maria Louise, and Margaret Jane.


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  • Created by: Margaret Shea
  • Added: 19 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39650432
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bernard Joseph Shea, Jr (31 Jul 1921–20 Dec 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39650432, citing Saint Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Margaret Shea (contributor 47156186) .